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Welcome to Parker ...

The city of Parker is located in Linn County<1>.

The location of Parker has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Parker has a population of 266 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Parker.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Parker: Named for J.W. Parker, an early settler in this area.

Parker is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Parker lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Parker lies within the (913) area code.

The ZIP code for Parker: 66072<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Parker had an population of 266 people. This is a decrease of 3.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Parker had a population of 277 people. This makes Parker the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 277 people, the population of Parker decreased 1.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 281 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Parker.

Communities Also Named Parker ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Parker: This one is located in Linn County and the other is located in Montgomery County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 41 communities that are also named Parker - they are located in Alabama (4), Arizona (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (3), Texas (3), Utah, Virginia and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Parker.

Communities near Parker ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Parker.

  • Paola (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paola
    • Paola lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Parker and is located in Miami County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,664 people
    • Former names for Paola:
    • Baptiste Spring
    • Peoria Village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paola<7>
  • Osawatomie (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osawatomie
    • Osawatomie lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Parker and is located in Miami County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osawatomie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osawatomie<7>
  • Garnett (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garnett
    • Garnett lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Parker and is located in Anderson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garnett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garnett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garnett<7>
  • Pleasanton (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
    • Pleasanton lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Parker and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,158 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasanton<7>
  • La Cygne (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Cygne
    • La Cygne lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Parker and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Cygne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Cygne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Cygne<7>
  • Linn Valley (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linn Valley
    • Linn Valley lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Parker and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 876 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linn Valley
  • Mound City (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
    • Mound City lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Parker and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 672 people
    • Former name for Mound City:
    • Sugar Mound City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound City<7>
  • Richmond (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Parker and is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<7>
  • Greeley (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeley
    • Greeley lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Parker and is located in Anderson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 302 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greeley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Greeley:
    • Mount Gilead
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeley<7>
  • Princeton (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Parker and is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Parker. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Parker.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Parker. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Parker.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Parker. See our Newspapers Page for Parker.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Parker ...

Looking for more information about Parker? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Parker, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Parker.

Adding Parker to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Parker in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Parker was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Parker on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Parker on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Parker

The Communities of Kansas

About Linn County

About Kansas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Parker. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Linn, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Parker.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Parker - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Parker). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Parker or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Parker) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Parker. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ParkerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3288, Longitude: -94.9896       In this case, the coordinates for Parker have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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